The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit professional association whose members include organizing consultants, speakers, trainers, authors, and manufacturers of organizing products. Founded in 1985, it is the largest national association of and for Organizers, with over 4,200 members throughout the world. The association was founded here in Los Angeles by Beverly Clower, Stephanie Culp, Ann Gambrell, Maxine Ordesky, and Jeannie Shorr. Some of these founders are still active members of the Los Angeles Chapter.
What do Professional Organizers and Productivity Specialists do?
- A Professional Organizer enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and by transferring organizing skills. A Professional Organizer also educates the public on organizing solutions and their resulting benefits. Professional organizers help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper, and their systems for life.
- A Productivity Specialist enhances the lives of clients in the corporate and business world to streamline productivity, consult with management on operating systems, improve productivity techniques, and create a cohesive and interconnected workforce.
The Los Angeles Chapter
- Mission Statement: NAPO-LA is the organizing industry leader committed to providing the public with resources, providing professional organizers with education and support, and providing related industry professionals with unique channels for their products and services.
- Vision: NAPO-LA, comprised of passionate and innovative professionals, is the premier authority on organizing, serving the greater Los Angeles area.
- Membership: Over 100 Members.
- Meetings: Held on the fourth Monday of the month (except in April or May, and December, as noted on the Calendar of Events) at 6:15 pm. Meetings are held at The Olympic Collection Conference Center, 11301 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025.